10 Brilliant And Wacky Inventions From The Villages Of India
Humanity has never lacked for examples of unique inventions. Right from the wheel, we’ve never ceased to amaze with new and interesting things.
But very often, we think of scientific discovery being something that is achieved by stern looking scientists in fancy lab coats. But that’s not necessarily true.
A lot of times, invention is pure luck or looking for a solution to a problem so tiny, most people tend not to care. which is why there;s no limit to who and where a unique idea can take root.
So here are ten brilliant and zany inventions that have come from India’s villages.
#1 Solar Mosquito Destroyer, Mathews K. Mathew
The machine attracts mosquitoes using a particular smell and it heats up in the sun.
Once the mosquitoes are trapped inside, it’s the accumulated heat that kills them. The inventor has found enough success with this one that he is working on inventing one that can deal with pesky houseflies.
#2 Lemon Cutting Machine, M. Nagarajan
A godsend for all the noble Nimbu Pani vendors and people who are just really into lemons, it was originally conceived to reduce labour in pickle factories.
The machine is capable of cutting up lemons in bulk which is extremely useful for small-scale producers where vegetables and fruits are still cut up by hand.
#3 Mitticool, Mansukh Prajapati
After the Gujarati earthquake in 2001, Mansukh Prajapati was inspired to create a fridge that the masses to use.
The earthenware craftsman created a fridge and a series of appliances that naturally cool food and leave their original texture and taste intact.
#4 Gas Powered Iron, Brahman and Ajmeri
The iron is meant to help citizens who live in areas with limited electricity but with an easy access to coal.
#5 Automatic Food Making Machine, Abhishekh Bhagat
The device contains 12 different compartments for different ingredients. The display lets you choose what to prepare and the dish gets made over some time.
A machine that takes the guesswork out of cooking doesn’t just sound like it’s useful for clumsy experimentation but ot make hassle-free food for families who might not have the time to prepare healthy meals.
#6 Pedal Powered Washing Machine, Remya Jose
At 14, we weren’t doing anything particularly productive.
But Remya Jose was. When her mother fell ill she and her twin sister were in charge of household chores that included washing clothes. Leading her to come up with this zany idea.
Yet another example of electricity free household appliances.
#7 Floating Soap, C.A. Vincent
Floating soap is common abroad. But most Indian soaps sink faster than our standards after two beers.
When Vincent observed people losing their soaps while bathing in rivers, he took it upon himself to reduce this kind of wastage. And after experimenting with different formulae, he came up with the right one.
#8 Water Tires, Madhya Pradesh
This has to be the most useful jugaad India has ever come up with.
Because farmers find it difficult to run lighter tractors across fields, they are typically made to buy weights for their tractors. But all these costs can be avoided with one simple thing – filling tires with water.
Which is exactly what they did.
#9 Bullock Operated Sprayer, Radhey Shyam Sharma and Bhanjibhai Mathukia
Manually spraying crops is hazardous and typically very time-consuming.
This nifty idea has a lever built into the mechanism which sprays the requires cocktail over the crops saving the farmer a lot of time and effort.
#10 Tree Climbing Machine, M.J. Joseph
All tourists in India are treated to the sight of a man scampering up a palm tree.
But this isn’t the safest profession out there, which is why MJ Joseph, also known as Appachan, developed this device along with his father. There are two loops to hold the arms and legs and a pedal base at the bottom. By simultaneously moving the hands and feet, a tree can be climbed in a matter of minutes and safely.
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